Web feed

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On the World Wide Web, a web feed (or news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content.wikipedia
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Web syndication

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Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe a channel to it. Making a collection of web feeds accessible in one spot is known as aggregation, which is performed by a news aggregator.
Web syndication formats include RSS and Atom.

Podcast

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Many news websites, weblogs, schools, and podcasters operate web feeds.
The generator of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that can be accessed through the Internet.

Atom (Web standard)

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The two main web feed formats are RSS and Atom.
The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds, while the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub or APP) is a simple HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating web resources.

Pull technology

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Web feeds exemplify pull technology, although they may appear to push content to the user.
Most web feeds, such as RSS are technically pulled by the client.

RSS

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The two main web feed formats are RSS and Atom.
RSS (originally RDF Site Summary; later, two competing approaches emerged, which used the backronyms Rich Site Summary and Really Simple Syndication respectively) is a type of web feed which allows users and applications to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.

News aggregator

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Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe a channel to it. Making a collection of web feeds accessible in one spot is known as aggregation, which is performed by a news aggregator. The icon is used in aggregators, web browsers address bar to indicate availabity of a web feed, as well as on web pages to subscribe directly. A typical scenario of web-feed use might involve the following: a content provider publishes a feed link on its site which end users can register with an aggregator program (also called a feed reader or a news reader) running on their own machines; doing this is usually as simple as dragging the link from the web browser to the aggregator.
Web feed

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The icon is used in aggregators, web browsers address bar to indicate availabity of a web feed, as well as on web pages to subscribe directly.
Some browsers address bars can be used to detect web feeds that can be used to subscribe to pages.

Feed URI scheme

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The feed URI scheme was a suggested uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme designed to facilitate subscription to web feeds; specifically, it was intended that a news aggregator be launched whenever a hyperlink to a URI was clicked in a web browser.

Dave Winer

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Dave Winer published a modified version of the RSS 0.91 specification on the UserLand website, covering how it was being used in his company's products, and claimed copyright to the document.
In 2000 Winer developed the Outline Processor Markup Language OPML, an XML format for outlines, which originally served as the native file format for Radio UserLand's outliner application and has since been adopted for other uses, the most common being to exchange lists of web feeds between web feed aggregators.

News Feed

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The web feed is the primary system through which users are exposed to content posted on the network.

End user

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A typical scenario of web-feed use might involve the following: a content provider publishes a feed link on its site which end users can register with an aggregator program (also called a feed reader or a news reader) running on their own machines; doing this is usually as simple as dragging the link from the web browser to the aggregator.

Push technology

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Web feeds exemplify pull technology, although they may appear to push content to the user.

HTML

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The kinds of content delivered by a web feed are typically HTML (webpage content) or links to webpages and other kinds of digital media.

Website

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Many news websites, weblogs, schools, and podcasters operate web feeds.

Blog

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Many news websites, weblogs, schools, and podcasters operate web feeds.

Nature (journal)

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In its explanation "What is a web feed?", the publishing group of Nature describes two benefits of web feeds:

Phishing

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Users do not disclose their email address when subscribing to a feed and so are not increasing their exposure to threats associated with email: spam, viruses, phishing, and identity theft.

Identity theft

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Users do not disclose their email address when subscribing to a feed and so are not increasing their exposure to threats associated with email: spam, viruses, phishing, and identity theft.

Web scraping

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Sometimes third parties will read the website and create a feed for it by scraping it. Scraping is controversial since it distributes the content in a manner that was not chosen by the authors and may bypass web advertisements.

Document

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A web feed is a document (often XML-based) whose discrete content items include web links to the source of the content.

XML

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A web feed is a document (often XML-based) whose discrete content items include web links to the source of the content.

News

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News websites and blogs are common sources for web feeds, but feeds are also used to deliver structured information ranging from weather data to top-ten lists of hit tunes to search results.

Weather

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News websites and blogs are common sources for web feeds, but feeds are also used to deliver structured information ranging from weather data to top-ten lists of hit tunes to search results.

Top 40

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News websites and blogs are common sources for web feeds, but feeds are also used to deliver structured information ranging from weather data to top-ten lists of hit tunes to search results.